Francis Marion Hamilton (1839 - May 2, 1914) was mayor of Ann Arbor from 1905 to 1907. He was an 1869 graduate of the University of Michigan.
He willed the city of Ann Arbor $1,000 for the purpose of erecting a drinking fountain, which was dedicated at the 1919 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Michigan. The Francis Hamilton Memorial Fountain is at North University at State Street.
Hamilton was a real estate developer who built Hamilton Place and many houses on William St. and Fifth Ave. as well.
- Michigan History Magazine 1920, p. 390
- Francis Hamilton Memorial Fountain, Smithsonian American Museum, Art Inventories Catalog
- Hamilton Fountain, UM AEC Public Art
- “A Gift to Ann Arbor and the University,” by Fiske Kimball, in Michigan Alumnus, June 1919, pp. 571-572.
- “Hamilton Fountain Completed,” in Michigan Alumnus, December 1919, p. 123.
- Photo & caption in Michigan Alumnus, January 24, 1924, p. 457.
- Michigan Daily, July 30, 1924.
- The Ann Arbor Water Company, complainant, vs. the city of Ann Arbor, Francis M. Hamilton, and Charles B. Masten, defendants: bill of complaint, John F. Lawrence and Edson R. Sunderland, solicitors for complainant ; O. E. Butterfield, of counsel.